Contrary to what some believe, the point of having a good vocabulary is not to use fancy, arcane or complicated words to impress or confuse other people. In order to be effective, communication has to be simple. What’s the point in learning so many new words? Doesn’t that only make using language more complicated?

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Each vocabulary word gets its own text box

Think of your vocabulary as your “communication toolbox”: every word is a tool, ready to be used at the right time. The more tools you master, the better your chances are of finding the right one for the communication task at hand.

By comparing the meaning of new words with the ones you already know, you understand them in a deeper way, enabling you to choose them more effectively. More often than not, this means knowing the easier words and their meaning more thoroughly. Hence, a good vocabulary often makes your communication simpler – and not the opposite as many people think.


Knowing the meanings of many words provides access to countless worlds of ideas and information.

"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug." –Mark Twain